Posted by: hspsblog | May 21, 2012

Stop and Take Time For Yourself

It is so easy to get overwhelmed and stressed as an HSP with information overload in our daily experiences of traffic jams, large crowds, TV commercials and the pressures to overwork ourselves.

Self-Care is so very important to our ability to stay resilient when we are faced with so many daily challenges.

Here are some ideas that I’d like to share:

1.) Hang colorful nature pictures around you’re work cubicle.
2.) Utilize a computer program that plays relaxing nature sounds, for example, Vector Media’s Atmosphere Deluxe that also has beautiful nature slide shows to go with the sounds.
3.) Listen to classical music in the background (I find classical music rejuvenates and relaxes my stress)
4.) Find an activity that takes your mind off of all your worries, such as playing a musical instrument or taking up a new hobby, such as knitting, crafts, or writing in a journal.
5.) Try to find time every day for walking and or exercising.
6.) Drink a hot cup of tea or take a bath after a long day.
7.) Try to give yourself breaks away from your computers and cell phones every day, especially during family time, so you can enjoy quality time without distractions.

If we don’t take time to take care of ourselves it will be much harder to take care of others.

Let me know what has worked for you in your self care routines. Looking forward to hearing you experiences and ideas.


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